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REMITTANCES EFFECT ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION: A case study of voting behavior in El Salvador
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study examines the effect remittances have on political participation in El Salvador. Through 8 LPM-regressions, remittances correlation with individual voting and voting for the opposition is measured. The hypotheses which seek to explain the effect are grounded in rational-choice, cost-benefit and modernization theory. The hypotheses claim that when income increases through remittances one either invest in education and thus become more interested in politics or one does not care about the government due to financial stability. The study generates insignificant results and the theories can neither be confirmed nor disclaimed. This indicates that other factors rather than remittances decide how a person votes in El Salvador.

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2015.
Keywords [en]
Remittances, Political participation, Voting, Opposition, El Salvador
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255714OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-255714DiVA, id: diva2:823317
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Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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